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Census day in the Welshpool area

Created on 09/04/2017 @ 07:38
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Residents in Welshpool and throughout Montgomeryshire will today be asked to take part in a test run for the next UK Census.

The area has been picked for a trial run of new questions.

Today, Sunday, is the day when households selected by the Office for National Statistics will fill in their questionnaires.
“The 2017 Test is an important part of ONS’s preparations for the 2021 Census. If you’ve been invited to take part, please fill in your questionnaire as soon as possible,” said an ONS spokesperson.

What should you do if you’ve been selected? Find out below:
What you need to do
If ONS needs you to take part in the test, you’ll have received a letter with a unique access code in late March. Simply head to and enter the code to access the questionnaire.
You’ll then just need to answer a few questions about yourself and the people in your household. It should only take about 10 minutes for each person.
Whatever you tell the census test will be in strictest confidence. Your information will only be used by ONS to assess questions and systems ahead of 2021.
If you need help
If you need any help with your census test questionnaire, call ONS’s helpline on 0300 068 3001. You can also visit to get help and fill in your questionnaire online.
Census officers will be working in Montgomeryshire from 13 April. They’ll be visiting households that haven’t responded to offer help and encourage them to take part in the test.
Why the test matters
It’s crucial ONS tests key elements to make sure everything will work as it should on census day. By taking part in the test, you’ll help make this happen.
ONS is also testing new questions – including one on sexual identity – to find out whether they affect people’s responses.
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